September 11, 2012 (Newswire.com) - Actress and television personality, Tiffany Michelle, known for her work on shows such as ER, Nip/Tuck, American Dreams, and recent guest-starring roles on Days of Our Lives and DeVanity, will star in the REP's (Repertory East Playhouse) upcoming production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. This production, an adaptation by writer Stephen Dietz, is based on the original 1899 play written by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and inspired by Doyle's short story A Scandal in Bohemia.
In Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Michelle will play the lead female role of Irene Adler, most recently portrayed by Rachel McAdams in the Warner Brother's feature film(s). Adler, a famous opera singer and the woman at the heart of the scandal, is one of the most notable female characters in the Sherlock Holmes Series. She is repeatedly referred to in literature as Sherlock's one great romantic interest, whom he tellingly refers to as "the woman."
The Repertory East Playhouse is located on the outskirts of Los Angeles in Michelle's hometown of Newhall, CA and was a deciding factor in her taking the role.
"I've had the privilege of working on several films and TV shows but theatre is where it all started for me and has always been my first love," said Tiffany Michelle. "I've been dying to get back on stage and the chance to do so at my hometown theatre, in such a strong and devious role, alongside a fun and talented cast is such a special experience for me."
It was a love for performing in theatre that first opened the doors that led to Michelle's expansive entertainment career - which has included competing on the Emmy Award Winning 15th season of The Amazing Race, cooking alongside Bobby Flay on Food Network's Worst Cooks, and appearing on a variety of p o k e r shows as a TV host and record breaking pro, named one of Maxim Magazine's Top 20 Hottest Celebrity P o k e r Players.
At a young age, Michelle's talent was cultivated on many stages locally in the Santa Clarita Valley. She began performing in community theatre at the age of ten and by 12-years-old she was starring in her first musical. The Lancaster Performing Arts Center recognized her talent with two consecutive nominations as "Best Young Performer." As a young adult, Michelle found avenues to perform on some unconventional stages: competing in pageants (winning Miss Teen Newhall, Miss Teen SCV, Miss Teenage California Congeniality etc.), performing as a singer/songwriter at music hotspots throughout LA, and winning trophies nationally for her Dramatic and Prose Interpretation performances on her college Speech & Debate Team. Michelle studied Theatre and Film/TV at College of the Canyons and appeared in productions of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown and with the school's Dance Company. After relocating to Hollywood and continuing her theatrical education at UCLA and the Aaron Speiser Acting Studio, she transitioned from working on stage to the screen, booking roles in over 20 films and television shows. She also landed the starring role in the award winning independent film, Carrie's Choice - based on a true story.
About the REP
Located at 24266 Main Street in the heart of Old Town Newhall, The REP is Santa Clarita's Premiere Theatre Experience and is home to The Hydeaway Lounge featuring full-service cocktails. Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure will run for 5 weeks, opening on September 21, and playing through October 20. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended, as this show is guaranteed to sell quickly. For tickets, purchase online at http://www.repeastplayhouse.org or call 661-288-0000. This show is rated REP-PG.
For more information on Tiffany Michelle visit http://www.tiffanymichelle.com